Dropping Science: Here’s What The Aurora Looks Like From Space!

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NASA have released a couple of stunning videos taken from the International Space Station in recent weeks. I’ll post the other one up next week, but this week I wanted to take a look at this clip which demonstrates that one of the most incredible sights on Earth is also one of the most incredible off Earth.

This particular display was caused by a┬ácoronal mass ejection from the Sun on September 14th. Three days later the charged particles from said ejection collided with the Earth’s atmosphere creating this dazzling show. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Space is wonderful.

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